On May 14th, Church leaders met for the fifth ecumenical meeting in 2018. Pastor Emad, Father Francis, Father Khoseh, and Father Michael, represented different Churches the Evangelical Church, Latin Catholic Church, Coptic Catholic Church, and Componic Catholic Church respectively, with the presence of other church ministers. The meeting was also attended by visiting guests from Holland.
The meeting started with time of fellowship and warm welcome. After lunch, the leaders discussed how can the church practically invest in the society. They all emphasized the importance of the church outreach to the society according to the commandments given to us by Our Lord, Jesus Christ in His word. However, they also expressed the challenges they face while doing so, and, shared their own experience how they invest in their surrounding community. The meeting ended after time of discussion and question, and prayers as the leaders were eager to learn from each other, blessing one another in the process.
The committee of the meeting invited Sheikh Selim, Coordinator of “Together We Develop Egypt“, to share his experience in investing in the society through the Diocese of Egypt pioneering project. He highlighted that; through the project, the church was able to build bridges with the society; communicating the love God in the midst of fellowship time and growing friendships, and introducing new principles and values- which he called “The Practical Holiness“.